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Joint Statement From State of New York on New Legislation Regarding Non-medical Vaccination Exemptions for Children in Child Care

June 18 2019

Statement on Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemption from School Vaccination Requirements On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the […]

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    OCFS Providing Graco Cribs for Family-Based Providers

    June 20, 2019

    The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is promoting Safe Sleep in New York State. OCFS, through federal funds, has the opportunity to provide family-based child care providers a Graco Pack ‘n Play crib. Learn more.

    State Rate Changes

    May 1, 2019

    As required by 18 NYCRR Subpart 358-2., we are alerting you of a reimbursement rate change. The child care market rates will be updated automatically in the Child Care Time and Attendance (CCTA) system with an effective date of May 1, 2019. When calculating payments on or after May 1, 2019, CCTA will automatically compare the calculated payments to the appropriate market rates based on the date upon which child care services were received, not the date when the payment is being calculated. The new rates can be found in the attached file Any questions please contact Renee via phone 585-654-1286

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    Possible Phone Scam

    December 14, 2018

    Be aware of a possible telephone scam targeting child care providers. The caller claims to be from a local Rite Aid and wants to advertise the day care business on kiosks. This number (585.805.5107) is not associated with Rite Aid in any way.

    Council Honors Outstanding Child Care Providers

    October 30, 2018

    Child Care Council Inc. recently honored child care providers with its annual Start Bright Impact Awards and recognized Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren for her advocacy on child care issues.

    The Impact Awards are presented to providers who exemplify the critical roles that high-quality child care and early education play in the lives of young people. Provider honorees were:
    • Joyce Jackson-Hill from Sistah’s Advantage Daycare in Newark, Wayne County. Her daughter and assistant, Anne Marie Brown, accepted the award on her mother’s behalf.
    • Cecilia Jackson from Ms C’s Playcare Daycare in Rochester.
    • Crystal Learn, who provides care in Nunda, Livingston County. Her award was accepted by her daughter, Latisha Learn.
    • Tiffany Walters from Hankie’s Child Care in Rochester.

    The Council recognized Mayor Warren as its Distinguished Civic Leader of the Year for being a champion of child care issues on the local, state and national levels. Mayor Warren has advocated for improved salaries for child-care providers, increased availability of child-care services for all sectors of the city and for funding to support low-income working families.

    Honorees received their awards at Child Care Council’s Start Bright Gala, held at Locust Hill Country Club. The event celebrates the critical importance of early education and high-quality child care in ensuring children get a bright start to the future.

    In addition to Mayor Warren, other attendees included State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle; State Senator Joe Robach; Corinda Crossdale, Monroe County’s Commissioner of Human Services; and Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter.

    Thank You for Making the Gala a Success

    October 18, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who attended or made possible Child Care Council’s Start Bright Gala on Oct. 17, 2018.

    Held at Locust Hill Country Club, the event celebrated the importance of high-quality child care and early education in ensuring children get a bright start to the future. The Council also recognized Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren as its Distinguished Civic Leader of the Year for being a champion of child care issues on the local, state and national levels.

    Gala proceeds benefit the Council’s Start Bright scholarship program, which supports the Council’s early childhood quality enhancement programs for providers and staff.

    A special thank-you to the event sponsors:

    Start Bright Sponsor
    – Lavoro Group

    Quality Care Sponsors
    – Barbara-Ann Mattle and Ed Maier

    Quality Early Childhood Education Sponsors:
    – Accu Tax – Michael Kramer
    – Cook Communications
    – Five Star Bank
    – Eric Haselbauer, Board President
    – Innovative Solutions
    – MGM Associates
    – Usherwood Office Technology

    Prepare for Election Day

    October 10, 2018

    This sample ballot tool can help you prepare for Election Day. Enter your address or zip code and see which candidates will be on your ballot along with information on their key votes and issues.

    Sample ballot

    Craft Classes for Adults Now Available at Repurpose & More Store

    August 6, 2018

    Child Care Council is now offering craft classes for adults at its Repurpose & More Store. The store is located at 595 Blossom Road in Rochester.

    Learn more about the classes and sign up today: Craft Classes Aug – Dec 2018

    FDA Issues Warning About Oral Drug Products

    May 24, 2018

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that over-the-counter (OTC) oral drug products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children younger than 2 years. The risk of a serious and potentially fatal blood disorder prompted FDA action on OTC oral benzocaine products used for teething and mouth pain and prescription local anesthetics.

    Visit the FDA website for more information.

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